The new cases relate to the Rusizi and Rusumo clusters, they have been isolated and contacts traced, the ministry of Health’s update on June 9 writes to explain the origin of the confirmed 12 COVID-19 cases on Tuesday.
The new cases brought the total confirmed cases to 463 while the 3 recoveries turned the total recoveries to 300.
However, with 161 active cases, the COVID-19 burden is increasing, the workload of the medical personnel surging.
Since the last one week, Kamembe town of Rusizi was reintroduced into COVID-19 lockdown in efforts to prevent more spread.
In the world, confirmed cases have increased to a total of 7,279,888 and the deaths, 412,051.
Today, East Africa is bereaved following the death of outgoing President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi who is believed to have succumbed to COVID-19.
His widow, Bucumi Nkurunziza is said to be recovering from the pandemic in Nairobi where she was hurried last week.